Meet Your WHE Team


John Herring

Title: CEO
WHE Founder

John Herring founded WHE in 2015 and was the co-founder of A-1 Global Holdings, Inc. (formerly A-1 Roof Trusses) in 1977. Beginning as a minor stockholder, he purchased controlling stock in 1986 and became the sole owner and operator. After selling A-1 in 2004, John retired for two years before taking over the business again in 2008. He serves as the Company’s CEO, and has over 45 years of experience in the Truss Manufacturing Industry.

Mr. Herring also serves as President of J.R. Herring Enterprises Inc., BetKor Properties, LLC, Jenack III, LLC and Integrated Performance Systems, LLC.

Mr. Herring received his Bachelors of Arts degree from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont, where he studied Political Science, Pre-Law and Liberal Arts. John has been inducted into the Wood Truss Council Hall of Fame, and has been a presenter numerous times for the Building Component and Machinery Conference. In the past 40 years, Mr. Herring has designed and built 11 truss manufacturing facilities across the nation, including A-1’s two state of the art facilities, totaling over 340,000 square feet.

In addition to manufacturing, John has many interests in the aeronautical field. He is a Certified Private Pilot with experience in over 25 aircraft types. Mr. Herring serves as a Lifetime Board Member with the Wellington Boys & Girls Club. John resides in Wellington, FL, with his wife, Linda Herring.

Ryan Bays

Title: President, Professional Engineer
With WHE Since: 2016

Ryan Bays is a founding team member of Whole House Engineering. He graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and joined Whole house Engineering in 2016. His background includes extensive truss design knowledge from work in the wood truss industry where he worked on custom, multifamily, and tract projects for some of the biggest builders in Florida. Beyond trusses, Ryan has performed designs and inspections on various residential and commercial projects. He often performs inspections and repair designs for truss modifications in existing homes which always present unique challenges. Ryan enjoys solving complex problems and is always looking to bring new solutions to problems both common and unique. Outside of the office, Ryan enjoys fishing the Indian River Lagoon and is an avid basketball fan. Ryan is an active member of ASCE.


BS in Civil Engineering from Florida Atlantic University – 2016

Jose Moreno

Title: Professional Engineer
With WHE Since: 2020

Jose is a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer. He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and joined Whole House Engineering in 2020.

Jose has performed structural design on various residential projects ranging from single family tract projects to custom residences and multi-family projects.

In his free time, he enjoys cycling and practicing sports such as swimming, soccer and running. He also likes reading fiction novels, history, and sci-fi books.


BSC in Civil engineering from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru – 2016

Jason Smith

Title: Engineer in Training
With WHE Since: 2022*

Jason joined WHE in 2022 after having received his Civil Engineering degree from Florida Atlantic University and Engineer in Training certificate in 2021. *Prior to this, he worked as a truss designer, mentor, and trainer at our sister company, A-1 Industries for 8 years. He has designed prefabricated wood trusses for projects ranging from single family homes, to apartment buildings and hotels. Jason is known among the team to be a great coordinator and communicator. He enjoys doing presentations about our work, especially to students and future engineers. As a native Floridian, Jason enjoys being outdoors doing anything from biking to kayaking.


BS in Civil Engineering from Florida Atlantic University – 2021

Tyler Phillips

Title: Engineer in Training
With WHE Since: 2023

Tyler Phillips graduated from FAU in 2021. He joined WHE and gained his Engineering in Training Certificate in 2023. He worked for 1 year with our sister company A-1 Industries where he learned valuable design and truss repair skills working with pre-fabricated wood trusses. He has designed truss projects ranging from single-family homes to apartment buildings. He often designs repairs for truss modifications and reviews truss drawings. He has also been on several inspections and worked on the structural designs for renovations and new residential designs. Outside the office, Tyler enjoys gaming, fishing, watching football, and playing board games with his friends and family.


BS in Civil Engineering from Florida Atlantic University – 2021


Brett McLamb

Title: Residential Designer
With WHE Since: 2023

Brett McLamb brings over 5 years of combined experience in both residential and commercial architectural design to WHE. As a Residential Designer, he contributes his skills and creativity to the dynamic team at WHE, where he strives to turn concepts and visions into beautifully designed living spaces.

Beyond the drafting table, Brett enjoys spending time with his wife and many beloved pets. When not immersed in the world of design, he can be found crafting worlds through creative writing, bringing new settings to life with pen and paper. Additionally, he’s an avid computer gamer, finding excitement in virtual realms and strategic challenges.


BA in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology – 2018

Jamie Hein

Title: BIM Manager
With WHE Since: 2024

Jamie Hein has over 20 years of experience in the CAD/BIM field. He started his career as a technologist in architectural firms across Ontario, Canada, where he mastered AutoCAD before transitioning to Revit. Jamie’s expertise in BIM has taken him from Ontario to Quebec to Ohio and now to Florida. In his role as head of the WHE BIM department, Jamie is driving forward our mission to revolutionize the way homes are designed.

Beyond his work in BIM, Jamie is a professional-level axe thrower. He has competed in various tournaments across North America and has participated in the Axe Throwing World Championships.


Architectural Technology Diploma from Humber College – 2005